Bioengineered Tissue Repairs Damaged Knee Cartilages
A new study by
scientists at the University of Bristol, UK has found that knee
cartilage injuries can be effectively repaired by tissue engineering,
and that osteoarthritis does not stop the regeneration process.
Third-Generation Coronary Stent Approved For Use In Europe
Cordis Corporation, the
world leader in the drug eluting stent market, announced that the
company's Cypher Selectt Plus has become the first third-generation
drug-eluting stent to receive CE (Communite European) Mark approval.
The company will begin launching the product in Europe in September
with full market launch by the end of the year.
Millipore India Invests Rs 25 Lakh For Lab-On-Wheels Project
Millipore India has
invested Rs 25 lakh for a lab-on-wheels project. The mobile lab is an
initiative of Millipore India, Eppendorf and Micro Devices Metrohm.
The state-of-the-art lab-on-wheels and is expected to visit college
campuses where biotech, pharma and other science students across the
country can have a real life experience on the laboratory practices.
Plans Revised Ethical Guidelines For Biomedical Research
Indian Council of
Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have
undertaken a joint exercise to review the current 'Ethical Guidelines
for Biomedical Research on Human Subjects' of the country. The revised
version would specify before one can go for international
collaborations in biomedical research. The move is in view of the
increasing interest shown by foreign companies to outsource their
clinical trials from India.
Completes Study of Low Cost LCT Device
The Chennai based MV
Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre has completed
clinical study on a low cost Liquid Crystal Thermography (LCT) device,
evolved in the research collaboration between the UK based Bournemouth
University and MV Hospital for Diabetes, for early diagnosis of high
risk foot in diabetes patients.